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Chelsea Janes

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Recent articles by Chelsea:

With Adley Rutschman in majors, hope stands behind home plate for the Orioles

The rebuilding Orioles used the first pick in the 2019 MLB draft to select Rutschman, a catcher. → Read More

In St. Louis, a young manager leads the last ride of Cardinals legends

Oliver Marmol, the 35-year-old manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, has the complicated task of steering three beloved stars, and this era in franchise history, into the sunset. → Read More

Justin Verlander is unburdened, unsatisfied and as sharp as ever

In his return to the mound for the Astros after Tommy John surgery, the two-time Cy Young Award winner has found early success this season. → Read More

Dusty Baker returns to D.C. with a red-hot team and an ever-open heart

Dusty Baker was ostensibly brought to Washington to help a star-laden team get over the top. He left, falling short of that goal -- but he harbors no ill-will toward Dave Martinez, his friend who won a title after Baker exited. → Read More

This MLB season, the ball is making everyone batty

With grip issues and lost home runs, the game's most fundamental piece of equipment sparks scrutiny. → Read More

Why Joey Votto logged on

For so long, Joey Votto has focused on the lonely process of being at his baseball best. This season, though, he has emerged as a social media superstar in a sport not known for its outsize online personalities. → Read More

Unsealed ‘Yankees letter’ shows they were fined for use of dugout phone

MLB's letter revealed New York was fined $100,000 to communicate stolen signs but little else of consequence. → Read More

The Orioles, still in a rebuild, think they can win without spending

Baltimore must play in the loaded American League East with the lowest payroll in baseball. → Read More

The Yankees face the usual lofty expectations — and the same old questions

The lofty expectations that surround the Yankees are as constant as the pinstripes themselves, but this team looks a lot like last year's. → Read More

Anthony Rendon, healthy again with the Angels, knows he can do more

Rendon's Angels entered this season with the same weight on their shoulders as they have for years now. → Read More

Baseball, fragile yet relentless, returns as Opening Day arrives

But here baseball goes again, carrying all the usual hope and intrigue and promise into another season, the fragility only hardening the sense that the whole thing is a gift, whatever the thorny details may be. → Read More

The Los Angeles Dodgers are a super team dream

For most of the past decade — in particular since president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and Manager Dave Roberts assumed their roles — the Dodgers have turned winning into a science. → Read More

Mets shut down Jacob deGrom for four weeks with shoulder injury

The team announces the right-hander will be shelved for at least four weeks -- meaning he will he will not start Opening Day at Nationals Park. → Read More

Nationals surprise Dusty Baker with an unexpected addition to their lineup: His son

At spring training, Dusty and Darren Baker shared an "awesome" moment that neither saw coming. → Read More

Nationals shut down 3B Carter Kieboom, making him unlikely for Opening Day

The elbow injury marks the latest chapter in a still-early career that hasn't taken off yet for the former first-round pick. → Read More

Carlos Correa finds a new home with the Twins, the latest surprise in an offseason full of them

That Correa ended up with the Twins — a middle-of-the-pack spender in the midst of an offseason characterized more by wily moves than splurges — was nothing short of shocking. → Read More

For a Nats team building for the future, the present starts to come into focus

The Nationals enter this season walking a line between trying to be competitive in the present and building for the future. No position is a better example of this than shortstop. → Read More

Surprised by the Rockies signing Kris Bryant? So was Nolan Arenado.

Asked point-blank if he was surprised to see a franchise like Colorado spend on a player of Bryant’s caliber — and whether he was surprised to see a player of Bryant’s caliber choose Colorado — Arenado didn’t flinch. → Read More

The Braves found a new first baseman. Replacing Freddie Freeman will be harder.

The Braves appear poised to move on from Freddie Freeman after trading for Matt Olson. → Read More

The hype is already building for the free-spending Mets and unapologetic owner Steve Cohen

The Mets' payroll and their talent seemingly have no limits, and owner Steve Cohen will not be apologizing for that. → Read More